In one of Jasmine Bell’s poems, she compares her abusive relationship to being lit on fire. Her body is singed, and she is left in ruins. But at the end of the poem, she states, “I will not be burned again.”
Thousands have marched in Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. while “Alright” by rapper Kendrick Lamar has played triumphantly in the background — the unequivocal protest song for the movement.
Texas governors, local legends and ordinary townspeople lie six feet beneath the surface of Austin’s Oakwood Cemetery. They met their end in various ways — some at the hands of Native Americans, others struck by lightning — but all were laid to rest in Oakwood, weaving them into Austin’s historical narrative.